Appleton Creams Varga at Beassy World Class 9-Ball Open

Darren Appleton (GBR) Foto: LB

Winner's qualification round came up with a few tight matches

Sunday, 02 October 2011: Darren Appleton (GBR) overcame local player Bence Varga (HUN) with 9:6.

Both players performed at a high level. But it would not be fair to say they both kept it throughout the match. While Appleton maintained his high level of play, Varga made some unforced errors and played too aggressive. Instead of playing safety shots, he went for the pocket and missed. That brought Appleton in the pole position. In the 5th rack, the misery started for Varga. Appleton scratched on the break. Varga ran all balls and scratched on his last object ball. That was his first present for Appleton. The second big mistake Varga played in the 13th rack at a score of 7:5 for Appleton. He missed a makeable 6-ball but was lucky since Appleton had a tough position to play from. The Brit in turn left a tough shot for Varga which the young Hungarian player brilliantly pocketed. The score was turned to 6:7, still in favour of Appleton. Then Varga scratched on the break and Appleton ran out to get on the hill. The next rack saw some safety shots exchanged and Appleton came out on top, winning the 15th rack and taking the deserved victory with 9:6.

Another thrilling encounter was the match between Oliver Ortmann (GER) and Marcus Chamat (SWE). Ortmann won by the skin of his teeth with 9:8 over Chamat.

After 13 racks, Ortmann looked like the sure winner, leading 8:5 over Chamat. But the “Napoleon” is a known fighter. He fought his way back into the match and Ortmann played some unforced errors in the final stage of the match. In the 15th and the 16th rack, Ortmann scratched and gave ball-in-hand to Chamat who ran out and made it a hill-hill match. The final rack was started with safety shots by both players. However, it was Marcus Chamat who executed a jump shot and left an open shot for Ortmann who ran the rack to win the match. He is now in the single elimination stage of the event while Chamat needs another victory to join him.

Other notable results include Dimitri Jungo (SUI) winning 9:7 over Sandor Tot (SRB). Mario He, young and uprising star from Austria, just won over Karl Boyes (GBR) with 9:8. Andreas Roschkowsky (GER) defeated Carlo Dalmatin (CRO) with 9:7.

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